A 18-year-old female asked:
Melanin gives skin, hair, eyes a dark pigment. i have brown eyes, black hair but why am i pale? if i have melanin for black hair then why can't i tan?
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Dr. Thomas Nameyanswered
Rheumatology 50 years experience
Melanin distribution: Melanin distribution varies in location in humans. Dark hair and eyes do not imply melanin production in the skin.
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